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Daily Majors: Ritwik Khanna, Debayan Das, Aman Parakh, Aayush Arya & Ashish Kumar Dominate the Monday Charts

Ritwik Khanna, Debayan Das, Aman Parakh, Aayush Arya, Ashish Kumar
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  • Namita Ghosh December 14, 2021
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Mondays are notorious for being the off days for the MTT regs, with the player turnouts typically the slowest we see all week. However, Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebration Seriesand Adda52`s uniquely-branded Series of Legends” drove the Monday blues away!

The 2.60 Crores GTDSeries of Legendssaw the former Maverick winner Depapriya Manna shipping the Profish Malik (named after poker pro Akash Malik) for 3.68 Lakhs, banking the day`s single-largest score. Debayan Das placed runner-up for 2.18 Lakhs.

David2000’ championed Spartan Poker’s WCS #46 ReCharge for 2.88 Lakhs, with Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh earning a runner-up payout worth 1.95 Lakhs.

Another Rising Star, Ritwik Khanna, broke an over four-month-long title drought by winning Spartan Poker’s WCS #48 Deepstack for 1.83 Lakhs. Khanna cashed another two events, collecting over 2.74 lakhs.

Aayush Arya championed PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for 1.83 Lakhs, beating ‘madon’ (2nd for 1.28 Lakhs) in heads-up play.

Ashish Kumar won PokerStars India’s Battle Royale for the second time this year for 1.07 Lakhs. Pranav Khandalkar came second 70,679.

Chirag Sodha, Md Nazim, Hemant Meena, Shekhar Singh, Chetraj Mishra, and Partho Dutta were the other prominent winners.

Here are the Monday highlights!

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Spartan Poker

Monday marked Day 6 of Spartan Poker`s Winter Celebration Series, and the site handed out eight titles yesterday. The day`s featured event was the 12 Lakhs GTD WCS #46 ReCharge, where 326 entries generated a 13.04 Lakhs prize pool. The event ran from 8 PM to 4.05 AM, and mystery player ‘David2000’ walked away with the title and the 2.88 Lakhs up-top. Rising Star Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh finished runner-up for 1.95 Lakhs.

Aman Parakh
Aman Parakh


RitwikFisherman1997’ Khanna was another standout winner. The Rising Star finally ended an over four-time-long title curse as he overcame a 347-strong field in the 8 Lakhs GTD WCS #48 Deepstack to win 1.83 Lakhs. ‘SubuDan’ stood second for 1.24 Lakhs.

Ritwik Khanna
Ritwik Khanna


Ritwik Khanna cashed another two events, adding over 2.74 Lakhs in Monday earnings.

His ITM finishes include:

> 1st in Deepstack for 1.83 Lakhs

> 3rd in The Big Show for 82,451

> 46th in Profish Malik for 8,250

Ritwik Khanna`s online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 3.87 Crores | Lifetime Profits: 98.29 Lakhs

Chirag ‘chilling’ Sodha (Won 2.50 Lakhs GTD WCS #49 for 59,649), ‘neeru786’ (Won WCS#45 PKO 2 Lakhs GTD for 50,161), ‘Rahul4444s’ (Won WCS#43 2.75 Lakhs GTD for 43,616), ‘Jai1209’ (Won WCS#47 60K GTD for 13,733), Hemnashu ‘CM.PUNK2412’ Tandon (Won WCS#44- OFC 25K GTD for 6,250) and ‘stallioniteraj’ (Won Striker 18K GTD for 4,725) won the other WCS titles.

Following six days of action, the annual leaderboard topper Young Gun Gaurav ‘mozzie17’ Sood is still the player to catch at the top of the WCS Featured Leaderboard standings with 1,745 points. Rising Star Ritwik ‘Fisherman1997’ Khanna`s (1,506 points) Monday night run has pushed him to #2 in the rankings while Young Gun Shardul ‘Caribbean Flex’ Parthasarathi (1,361 points) has slipped to #3.

WCS Featured Leaderboard Standings After Day 6

1Gaurav 'mozzie17' Sood1,745
2Ritwik 'Fisherman1997' Khanna1,506
3Shardul 'Caribbean Flex' Parthasarathi1,361
4Mohit thejoker' Mehta1,345
5Nitin 'Demogorgon' Arora1,297
8Yash 'Babyshark10' Chitre1,181
9Anuj tittooTauji' Yadav1,085



The biggest draw on PokerBaazi last night, 7.50 Lakhs GTD The Big Show, obliterated its posted guarantee by 1.23 Lakhs as 349 participants bought in for 2,750. The top 45 places got paid, and Aayush ‘Learnnwin’ Arya won the title for 1.83 Lakhs. The user ‘madon’ placed runner-up for 1.28 Lakhs.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya


Aayush Arya`s online stats (excluding PokerStars India): Lifetime Winnings: 59.42 Lakhs | Lifetime Profits: 20.21 Lakhs

The 1.50 Lakhs GTD Holdem BOOST clocked in 165 entries, and the top 21 places got a share from the 1.65 Lakhs prize pool. Hemant ‘hkm2828’ Meena cut his way across the competition to win 41,040, just as ‘rampal2000’ finished runner-up for 28,760.

‘Yoanatanwar’ (Won Daily Night Sprint 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 46,650), ‘Avengers26’ (Won PLO Boost Monster 1 Lakh GTD for 34,090), Chetraj ‘chetraj100’ Mishra (Won Evening Sprint 1 Lakh GTD for 30,080), ‘yuvi0069’ (Won Sprint 1 Lakh GTD for 23,010), ‘daredevilcalls’ (Won Turbo 50K GTD for 11,560), and ‘Chintu452’ (Won 5-max Daily 50K GTD for 10,770) won the other Monday marquees on PokerBaazi!


PokerStars India

The 5 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale headlined the Monday schedule on PokerStars India. The 2,350 buy-in event registered a 224-entry field, filling in a little over 20,000 in overlays. Ashish ‘TRIPPINonACID’ Kumar was the last player standing and won the event for the second time this year for 1.07 Lakhs (includes 62,002 in bounties). Pranav ‘pkpok13’ Khandalkar came second for 70,679 (includes 25,790 in bounties).

Ashish Kumar
Ashish Kumar


Last night`s win fetched Ashish Kumar his ninth title for the year. Interestingly, Kumar’s last title win from three months ago (September 13) was in this same event. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 71.33 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: 16.37 Lakhs

Shekhar ‘shekhar_singh’ Singh overcame a 136-entry field in the 1.25 Lakhs GTD Ultrasonic to win 32,578 (includes 19,344 in bounties). ‘Flipper108’ placed runner-up for 13,834 (includes 600 in bounties).

Shekhar Singh
Shekhar Singh


Shekhar Singh also placed 13th in Adda52’s Dinner PLO Adda for 2,576. His online stats: Lifetime Winnings: 98.96 Lakhs | Lifetime Profit: 21 Lakhs

Partho ‘SpidermanIndia’ Datta (Won Afternoon on Stars 60K GTD for 19,662), ‘tight_sam888’ (Won Deepstack 50K GTD for 14,158), ‘AsteRisKoo’ (Won Omania 30K GTD for 10,556), and Prithvi ‘Prithvi99’ Bhatia (Won Primetime Grind 50K GTD for 10,495) shipped the other Monday marquees on PokerStars India.



Adda52`s brand-new “Series of Legends”(SOL) comprises nine uniquely branded events with 2.60 Crores GTD across the series. SOL runs from December 13 to 19, and Day 1 of the series had two events running.

The only SOL event to play down to a winner yesterday, 15 Lakhs GTD Profish Malik (named after poker pro Akash Malik), brought in 458 participants resulting in an overlay shortfall worth 57,300, and the top 49 places got paid. The former Maverick champion Debapriya ‘debapriya_12345’ Manna was the last player standing and bagged his fifth title (on Adda52) this year and a 3.67 Lakhs cash prize! Debayan ‘debz19’ Das finished runner-up for 2.17 Lakhs.

Runner-up Debayan Das
Runner-up Debayan Das


Debapriya Manna’s Adda52 stats: Site Winnings: 64.96 Lakhs | Site Profits: 15.74 Lakhs

The other SOL event, the eight-flight strong 1 Crore GTD Patni Millionaire, also kicked off yesterday. Day 1A signed up 127 entrants ((89 unique and 38 re-entries), and after the stipulated 29 levels of play, 13 aspirants survived through to Day 2. Puneet ‘j4jolly’ Mishra (293,076), Siddhanth ‘Sidstack’ Kripalani (252,142), Abhishek ‘thegrinder’ Garg (208,444), ‘pobel’ (194,771), and Prateek ‘prateek_k’ Kurkanji (179,715) topped the day-end chip counts.

Md ‘t9ace’ Nazim (Won Afternoon Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 41,175), ‘siva2’ (Won Nighttide DST Adda 1.50 Lakhs GTD for 34,986), ‘Kunalkksn’ (Won Dinner PLO Adda 1 Lakh GTD for 21,505), ‘Borntogamble’ (Won Bounty Adda 60K GTD for 17,212), ‘Bujo’ (Won Freeze Out Adda 50K GTD for 17,171), ‘amar21679’ (Won Morning Adda 50K GTD for 16,301), ‘Sophiacooper07’ (Won Sundown Adda 50K GTD for 11,557), and ‘bhaibhai001’ (Won Evening Adda 50K GTD for 9,385) won the other Adda52 marquees!



Khelo365 user ‘KaranZZZ’ topped the 96-entry field in the 10K GTD Sun Downer to win 3,700.


Keep following PokerGuru for daily updates on the biggest winners across the major domestic networks!

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